Idol Headlines for 8/1/14

‘American Idol’ to have auditions at state fair – SPRINGFEILD, Ill. — There’s a chance you could walk away from the Illinois State Fair this year with more than just saltwater taffy, political ephemera and a tummy ache. You could snare a recording contract. The popular television talent-search program “American Idol” will conduct open auditions for its annual season-long contest in the fair’s opening days, Aug. 8 and 9. “The big guys (celebrity hosts) aren’t going to be here to do the tryouts, but if you get through this tryout, you don’t have to go to the big auditoriums and wait with 50,000 people,” state fair manager Amy Bliefnick said Thursday at the fairgrounds. “They will automatically advance you to the next level.” – Read more at the Miami Herald

Daughtry Rockers Boost La Quinta Home Interest – Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that the upcoming Daughtry Rock Concert on August 2 will highlight luxury homes in the La Quinta and east end areas of the Coachella Valley areas as American Idol fans from across the state head to Indio to attend. Already known as the City of Festivals, major events in Indio create renewed interest for those who wish to own property in the Coachella Valley.Schmett commented, “Whenever a band of this caliber comes to our area we can be sure that the demand for vacation and second homes will substantially increase. It never fails that when folks come out to the Coachella Valley and see our luxury lifestyle, wide range of amenities, and fabulous luxury homes, they always want to stay. Chris Daughtry has done an amazing job of building his musical career and has accumulated a very large fan base, many of whom reside in this area. We expect to be very busy during his stay here. It is always great to welcome music fans to the Valley.” – WHAT? Real Estate Broker glomming on to Daughtry is totally random – Read more at Digital Journal

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Dia Frampton warms up ‘Voice’ – “Since it was the first season, we just didn’t have anything to put it up against,” Frampton said. “I was like ‘The Voice? What do you mean? Who’s coaching what?’ And he was just like, ‘There are four coaches.’ I’m like, ‘Who are they and what do they mean?’ (And he said) ‘Like they haven’t picked them yet. The show is being put together.’ “I could have been flying to L.A. to try out for, I don’t know, a karaoke party,” she said. “That was as much idea as I had about anything.” Frampton, though, didn’t have much to lose at that point. What once looked like a promising career co-fronting the rocking pop group Meg & Dia with her sister, Meg, had gone off track. – Read more at The Columbian

Wheeling’s Haley Reinhart releases indiegogo-funded music video – “I brought the song to a buddy (Danni G.) who told me ‘We should do a music video for this – maybe a B-boy, break-dancing type thing.’ “ Reinhart said. “That branched out into super galactic craziness. I give him a lot of credit. He has a lot of friends that are world class dancers.We utilized that and tapped into the festival scene with a lot of really funky and space-y clothes and tribal painting. I figure this is my time to be as creative and free as I want. I took advantage of my not being with a major label.” – Read more at Chicago Tribune

New Music from ‘American Idol’ Favorite Sanjaya Malakar – His latest efforts can be heard free of charge on Bandcamp, where he’s posted an album’s worth of home-produced covers. As stated on his page, any donations received for the set of 15 songs will be applied towards an in-progress album of all-new material. He continues to perform live whenever possible. Though he now makes him home in New York City, Malakar has been gigging around his native Western Washington this summer. On August 24, 2014, Malakar will perform as part of a free event, Jamming for June, to benefit the cancer support community Gilda’s Club Seattle (all donations collected will go to that charity). – Read more at

‘Big Brother 16’: Amber Borzotra on Caleb’s Obsession and All-Girl Alliance Failures – Looking back, was there something you could have said or done to buy yourself at least another week of safety?
I think if I had gone to the right people about getting Caleb out, then maybe it could have gotten me a little bit more time in the house because he was my next target. Of course, I was looking at Zach as a threat, but then I was seeing who my real threat was. Last week was very weird in the case between me and Caleb so it was, “OK, he has to go.” But I’m not there to make that happen so I hope the rest of the house does make that happen this week. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Big Brother 16’s’ Amber Borzotra: Caleb made me feel ‘so uncomfortable’ – Were you ever afraid of him? Because there were definitely live-feed watchers who were genuinely concerned about your safety. y thing is I think that there’s more to it that I don’t know. I haven’t seen anything yet. I think I’m going to find out a lot about Caleb by watching the show. I wasn’t afraid for my safety just because I didn’t see a lot of things. I just felt uncomfortable by how he was coming off, and I felt like I couldn’t even be around some of teh guys because he would get jealous or mad. I felt like him getting me out of the house was also so he didn’t have to see that either. I think if I stayed any longer in there, then yeah, I would probably have to be worried for my safety, after finding some stuff out now. – Read more at Zap2it

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Celebrate an Anniversary

Jordin Sparks has been dating singer, Jason Derulo, for 3 years! She instagrammed, “Happy Anniversary, @jasonderulo!! Time is flying! It feels like yesterday I was at your rehearsal & something just ‘clicked.’ Best decision I’ve ever made was to spend time with you that day, 3 years ago. I love you > yesterday. #102isthenumberthatcomestomyhead”


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